Exciting New Job Opportunity

We are very pleased to offer this celebratory job opportunity for an Events and Outreach Project Officer.

This role is to oversee the planning, delivery and evaluation of our ‘Scarborough’s Wonderful Woodlands’ project funded by The National Lottery Community Fund through their Platinum Jubilee grant, celebrating 70 years of Her Majesty The Queen’s reign.  The role is part time (2.5 days per week) and has a 2 year fixed-term contract.

We want to connect people with nature by delivering an exciting programme of celebratory events to attract multi-generational groups to our ancient woodland.  We want to develop strong networks with local schools and youth groups to help us upskill and empower a group of young ambassadors to help us protect and enhance the community woodland.

You will design and deliver a range of physical and digital events that bring the woodland to life, and inspire all parts of our community to care for and take action for this valuable community asset. You will develop links with local partner organisations to bring our woodland into the hearts and minds of our local community.  You will have creative freedom to design an exciting events programme, working closely with our Community Woodland Manager and Working Woodland Heritage Project Officer.

The ’Scarborough’s Wonderful Woodlands’ project will launch with a mass participation ‘Nature Walk’ on Sunday the 5th of June to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. Develop a programme of events to engage local people from a wide range of backgrounds with the community woodland through a mixture of inbound, outbound and digital experiences (e.g. virtual walks for the elderly).
2. Coordinate an annual public event each summer to help communicate our vision to the public and celebrate the achievements of the community woodland.
3. Develop strategic relationships with local community groups and schools.
4. Create a selection of digital resources (audio or visual) that will enable us to take the woodland to individuals with accessibility needs.
5. Create a ‘Youth Ambassador’ group to help promote the positive work of the community woodland.
6. Contribute towards media and communications activity to promote the ‘Scarborough’s Wonderful Woodland’s’ project.
7. Funder relationship management and project monitoring and evaluation
8. Ensuring that project output targets and milestones are met and within budget

Selection and Interviews

Applications must be submitted by noon on Thursday 14th of April 2022

Interviews are expected to be held on Wednesday 20th of April 2022

Anticipated start date Monday 23rd of May 2022

Further Information

If you want to have an informal discussion about this role, please contact Paul Thompson, Community Woodland Manager on 07946745657 or email p.thompson@raincliffewoods.co.uk.

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